Presentation on theme: "And the 8-Fold Path to Enlightenment"— Presentation transcript:
1 And the 8-Fold Path to Enlightenment BuddhismAnd the 8-Fold Path to Enlightenment
2 Basics Origin: India around 6-4th century BCE Spread to Asia, now found worldwide.Evolved from Hinduism, based on teaching of Siddhartha Gautama.
3 The BuddhaSiddhartha Gautama was a prince, born on the border of India and Nepal.Lived luxurious lifeOne day, he saw an old man, sick man, dead man, and holy man (4 sights)Seeks enlightenment, Becomes the Buddha – teaches others.
4 The Four Noble Truths All life is suffering. Suffering is caused by attachment.Suffering can be overcome.There is an 8-fold path leading to the end of suffering.
6 WISDOM The Eightfold Path Right View Understand the world is impermanentUnderstand the 4 noble truthsUnderstand the concept of karma2) Right IntentionCommitting to self mental and ethical self-improvement“The Will to Improve”WISDOM
7 ETHICS The Eightfold Path 3) Right Speech No False Speech (Don’t Lie) No Slanderous Speech (Don’t Gossip)No Harsh Speech (Don’t be a hater )No Idle Chatter (Speak with Purpose)4) Right ActionDon’t harm othersDon’t steal from OthersAvoid sexual misconduct5) Right LivelihoodEarn your living in an ethically “Good” way (Buddhist principals)
8 DEVELOPMENT MENTAL The Eightfold Path 6) Right Effort Requires mental effort to keep yourself wholesome and on the right path.7) Right MindfulnessTo see things clearly and as they are.8) Right ConcentrationTo be mentally focussed.Wholesome thoughts and actions.Often achieved through meditation.DEVELOPMENTMENTAL
9 Key Words Buddha: the enlightened one Stupa: a structure that holds the relics of the BuddhaNirvana: the end of 8 fold path (goal of Buddhism)Sangha: the Buddhist community
10 HOMEWORK(250 words)Try to follow the 8 Fold Path. Explain which steps you achieved and how easy or difficult was it to follow on the path.